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2008-10-07 09:00:48

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While corn-fed fuel-ethanol plants seem to be springing up right and left in the U.S., DuPont (NYSE:DD) (Wilmington, Delaware) has a unique research-driven perspective on both the upstream and downstream sectors of the alternative fuels market.

2008-09-29 00:00:28

By Murray Evans The Associated Press GUYMON, Okla. - Curtis Raines describes himself as "just a dumb old farmer" who's not afraid to ask an obvious question: Why grow corn for fuel when it could be used to feed hungry people? "That just doesn't make a lot of sense to me," Raines said.

2008-09-27 00:00:33

By CRAIG D REBER News You can use WHAT: The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is conducting a public hearing on the application of Wisconsin Power & Light Co., Alliant Energy, for authority to construct a coal- fired electric generation unit known as the Nelson Dewey Generating Station in Cassville.

2008-09-21 03:00:24

By Womac, Alvin R Biofuels, feedstocks, and processing technology What roles do ASABE members play in bioenergy? The breadth of the answer may surprise you: sustainable production, harvest, and storage; feedstock characterization; processing; conversion; and testing and standards development.

2008-09-16 12:00:44

Gulf Ethanol, an alternative energy company focused on the development of the cellulosic ethanol, has implemented its third-generation feedstock pre-processing unit. The company said that it is now expanding its testing protocols beyond sorghum and corn to sawdust, switchgrass and grass clippings.

2008-09-11 15:00:35

By THOMAS CONTENT Madison -- A coalition of union, farm and environmental groups threw their support behind Alliant Energy Corp.'s proposed coal- fired power plant during a rally Wednesday.

2008-09-10 21:00:13

By FROM STAFF REPORTS A team of West Virginia University researchers was expected to announce today that they've received a $550,000 award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a project aimed at turning abandoned mine land into fields that produce switchgrass and other biofuels.

2008-09-10 03:00:20

Biofuels are a big part of the nation's strategy to free itself of its oil dependency, but U.S. production thus far is limited to grain-based ethanol, almost all of it from corn. That's a problem. Corn ethanol presents many problems -- not least of which is that, long-term, it's not going to work.

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Range Fuels, Inc., a company focused on green energy and the production of cellulosic ethanol, announced today that it is collaborating with Ceres, Inc., the leading company in the research, development and commercialization of purpose-grown herbaceous biomass feedstocks.

2008-09-09 09:00:44

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. announced today that it will trial improved switchgrass cultivars and high-biomass sorghum hybrids with Range Fuels, Inc.

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